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Center for AIDS Research

About CFAR

Center for AIDS Research

The Center for AIDS Research, operated by Baylor College of Medicine-University of Texas at Houston, is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center.

The CFAR is a federally-funded center designed to support and facilitate multidisciplinary AIDS-related research activities at Baylor College of Medicine, UTHouston Medical School, and at eight other Houston area institutions.

Our CFAR was established at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991 and is one of 20 NIH-funded AIDS research centers in the United States. A partnership with The University of Texas- Houston was established in 2005.  

Our particular strengths are in research on prevention of HIV disease, mechanisms of virus-host interactions, HIV and coinfections, pathogenesis and therapy of pediatric and adult disease, and infrastructure for international pediatric HIV/AIDS research.

The mission of the CFAR is to support and facilitate multidisciplinary AIDS-related research activities at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas- Houston. AIDS research findings have an impact on many other areas of medical research. Examples of these broad benefits include new insights into normal cell functions, normal immune responses, how viruses cause disease, and the development of new technologies.